February 25, 2016

India: Ensure Safety of Human Rights Defenders (UA 42/16)

Activists, lawyers and journalists in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, have been facing increased attacks, harassment and threats. It is believed this is intended to deter them from carrying out their work, and has led to some leaving the region in fear for their safety.
1) Please write immediately in English or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure that activists, journalists and lawyers in Chhattisgarh are able to carry out their professional duties without intimidation, hindrance, harassment or improper interference;
  • Urging them to hold those responsible for committing any such violations accountable for their actions.

2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!